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Consolidated "Buy Whiskey in Japan" thread (was: Haneda/Narita Duty Free Whiskey)

Consolidated "Buy Whiskey in Japan" thread (was: Haneda/Narita Duty Free Whiskey)

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Old May 1, 17, 9:27 pm
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Originally Posted by MHendo84 View Post
Managed to get a bottle of the 18 Year Old Yamazaki from the Yamazaki Distillery Shop nr Kyoto ( You need to ask as it's hidden away) for 27,000Yen.....

They also had the Hibiki 30 Year Old for 135,000 Yen.

After some hunting, found the Hibiki 17 Year Old in a back street Liquor Shop in Kyoto for 15,800 Yen... The Gold labeled one.
Same shop has the Yamazaki 12 Year Old and at least one more Hibiki 17 Year Old & 21 Year Old. Will update with prices if I can find the phone pictures.
That Hibiki 30 is a bargain. It sells in stores and at the airport for almost 300,000 yen. I would have picked it up in a heartbeat.
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Old May 1, 17, 10:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Jigen666 View Post
That Hibiki 30 is a bargain. It sells in stores and at the airport for almost 300,000 yen. I would have picked it up in a heartbeat.
Yes, I now realised that

​​​​​Although out of my price range and I think I prefer the 17/21 Year Old Hibiki.

There were a few liquor stores in Kyoto (Liquor Mountain) which had the 30 Year Old Still for around 235,000/285,000 yen.
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Old May 3, 17, 5:06 pm
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Managed to grab a bottle of Yamazaki 12 for $89 at KL Wines in SF this week. By far the most reasonable price I've seen this side of the pacific.
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Old May 3, 17, 8:10 pm
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Managed to grab a bottle of Yamazaki 12 for $89 at KL Wines in SF this week. By far the most reasonable price I've seen this side of the pacific.
Wow. Any bottle limits? I would consider driving up there to buy a case.
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i will be at nrt in a couple of weeks and have two questions:

1. is hibiki 12 available for purchase at NRT? if so, how much?
2. do they provide those TSA bags at nrt so that you can carry on a liquid and make it through a US connection (i.e., NRT-ORD-MIA)?

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Old May 3, 17, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Ceasy View Post
i will be at nrt in a couple of weeks and have two questions:

1. is hibiki 12 available for purchase at NRT? if so, how much?
no. you will be hard pressed to find a bottle for sale anywhere.

Originally Posted by Ceasy View Post
2. do they provide those TSA bags at nrt so that you can carry on a liquid and make it through a US connection (i.e., NRT-ORD-MIA)?
yes
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Old May 3, 17, 11:43 pm
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Originally Posted by ralphs View Post
Wow. Any bottle limits? I would consider driving up there to buy a case.
1 per customer, unfortunately
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Old May 4, 17, 12:33 am
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Originally Posted by Ceasy View Post
1. is hibiki 12 available for purchase at NRT? if so, how much?
I did see Hibiki 12 in a few shops in Kyoto, sadly didn't get a price in the photo I have, but the Hibiki 17 was 15,000 yen.
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Old May 4, 17, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Managed to grab a bottle of Yamazaki 12 for $89 at KL Wines in SF this week. By far the most reasonable price I've seen this side of the pacific.
Got a bottle of Yamazaki 12 for $84.99 in Portland OR. Better price than Japan!! Plus it is 750 ml Now I have 3 bottles in my cabinet!!
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Originally Posted by james21_h View Post
Got a bottle of Yamazaki 12 for $84.99 in Portland OR. Better price than Japan!! Plus it is 750 ml Now I have 3 bottles in my cabinet!!
the PA liquor board has had this in stock for months at this price.
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Old May 4, 17, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by james21_h View Post
Got a bottle of Yamazaki 12 for $84.99 in Portland OR. Better price than Japan!! Plus it is 750 ml Now I have 3 bottles in my cabinet!!
Its available here as well in Chicago for $85+taxes. That money can buy much better whisky IMHO.
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Old May 4, 17, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Guychicago View Post
Its available here as well in Chicago for $85+taxes. That money can buy much better whisky IMHO.
Perhaps, but this thread is specifically about Japanese whiskey.
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Old May 8, 17, 7:53 am
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Can you buy non-japanese whisky in HND or NRT? I can't recall but I'd be surprised if you couldn't buy premium versions of johnny walker and similar brands in duty free shops.
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Old May 8, 17, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by sbjnyc View Post
Can you buy non-japanese whisky in HND or NRT? I can't recall but I'd be surprised if you couldn't buy johnny walker and similar brands in duty free shops.
Yes, in fact there is more Scotch than J whisky.

Whether it is worth buying is a completely different quesiton
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Old May 14, 17, 7:26 am
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Any good ichiro's out there in tokyo?

Any good ichiro's worth buying that won't break the bank so to speak?
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